The research process typically includes five broad steps. Most often you complete one step before moving onto the next. However, there may be times when you will need to return to a previous step or complete multiple steps simultaneously.
Step 1.Brain storm
Develop Research Questions I Find Background Information
Create a Concept Map Video
Step 2. Create a Concept map | identify Keywords-- Create a Concept Map (view the brief video)
Books | Databases | Websites | Search Strategies
Step 3. Revise
List research question | Group similar questions
Step 4. Focus
Select a research question| oes not rely primarily on interview data
Step 5. Reflection
Narrowed research questions to the top three questions | Will the research question address a relevant, meaningful, and under researched problem? | Does the question deal with a topic or issue of interest? | Does it challenge or question current knowledge practices, theories, or assumptions, and will help to improve a situation?
adapted from the work of Norman Blaikie in Designing Social Research